The Peer-to-Peer Economy

04/30/2018

Commercial Observer – Santa Monica Home-Sharing Ordinance Faces E-commerce Pushback

Commercial Observer – Santa Monica Home-Sharing Ordinance Faces E-commerce Pushback

“Santa Monica was too clever by half with this ordinance. They are saying, ‘We aren’t controlling what you can say or list, but we are making it so that, if you take a nickel for anything that is booked, you’re liable, including jail time, if the host misrepresents the license,’ ” Steve DelBianco, the president and CEO of NetChoice, told CO.

“The ordinance is like holding a commercial leasing broker responsible if a restaurant tenant lied about having a business license to the point of the leasing broker spending six months in jail due to the restaurant tenant misrepresenting the tenets of their license.”

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